Saturday, October 31, 2009


For those Sandra Boynton fans out there...
Dinosaurs happy...

...and Dinosaurs sad...

Dinosaurs kissing tigers...

...and tigers glad!

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween...and if there is any left over candy please feel free to send it my way!

These are my kids!

Emory really likes to do the dishes, and does not mind doing them only mostly dressed...

Lily looking cute as usual...

Lily just waking up from her nap and resting with daddy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

We are in the middle our first real snow has been snowing all day and we have about 9" so far. It is supposed to snow all night and tomorrow as well, and we could see up to another foot or so. Andrea had the day off from school, and they have canceled school for her tomorrow as well. Emory and I had fun playing in snow in our front yard and Lily enjoys a bath after dinner.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Our family today

Scenes from our afternoon today...

and Lily eating dinner with all of our help

Emory & his bike

Emory got a great bike from Grandma Evie and we took him to the park today to try it out for the first time. It isn't actually a bike, it is a strider; bike without pedals to work on balance.


Emory turned 3 years old today! We have a party for him yesterday that was great! Andrea did a lot of work and planning to pull it off. She had fun activities (car painting, car races, science project and 72 balloons) and food for all; kids and adults alike and topped it all off with a special cake called dirt with worms. It was chocolate cake mixed with chocolate pudding and crumbled up with Oreo cookies and gummy worms and was served in the back of a dump truck. It looked like a pile of dirt with worms (picture coming soon) but tasted very good. Thank you to all who attended and made Emory's 3rd birthday so much fun. He has been talking about it all day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


On Sunday we went to the Pumpkin Patch and picked out our pumpkins.

Exciting times

We are in some very exciting times with our kids. Tomorrow marks a very big 'First' for us...Emory is going to school in underpants, NO DIAPER! He has been doing very good at school with his potty training and has come home with a dry diaper 3 or 4 school days in a row! He is still going in his diaper when it is on at home, but went almost the entire day on Saturday w/out a diaper and no accidents.

Sorry for the lousy quality picture; Emory would not let me in the bathroom..."Emory needs his privacy daddy, go away"

Lily is trying her best to crawl, but currently she manages what we affectionately call a "butt scoot". She can stand on her own while holding onto something (although she fell within 5 seconds of the picture above) and is getting quite vocal and her personality is starting to show through.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

We have a new pet...

A baby Tiger Lily!



We celebrated Andrea's birthday on Friday. Her friend Katy came down with baby Eric and suprised her Friday afternoon. Thank you very much to Jill for watching our kids so we could go out for a very nice dinner at the Bone Fish. Happy birthday to my lovely wife Andrea.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Happy Anniversary to us!

We celebrated our 4Th wedding anniversary on October 1. We had a quiet evening in and enjoyed a lovely dinner and the company of our children. Today, we went to Golden Gate Canyon to visit our wedding spot and take a family picture, a tradition we do each year on or around our anniversary. Fall was in the air and it was a little windy, but still a nice day. On the way home we stopped by the playground to let Emory run before the trip home.